New LR with creatures

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  1. Yvonne

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    Hi :)

    Got the LR today here are pics of some of the creatures that I saw so far but not sure what exactly they are



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    small rock anemone

    Urchin, that does not look very happy? What is under him, that other white ended spikes?

    Different bristle worms. Look like big boys.

    Crab, sump that one.
     
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    That's his own spikes he moved now under a rock and spread all his spines out.
    He'd lost a few spikes during transport but looking happier already.

    That red guy is one bristleworm he's huge :p

    There is about 13 of that type of anenome all over they starting to open up.

    Can you see on the pic with the crabs on the right of the bunch there's a ehite shrimp?
     
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    hi yvonne, welcome to masa i dont think ive welcomed you before :)

    im a little surprised to see those anenomes as hitchiking creatures from tropical LR to be honest, or did you introduce them seperatley?

    they look like local cold water species which wont do that well in the warmer waters which corals like, but i maybe mistaken from the pics. Id get a propper ID on them before going ahead with the tank so that you can plan the system you want:)
     
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    Rock got an upside and downside. Normally the side with more color and coralline algae growth used to be the side facing up towards the sun. Check if you are able to do your rock scaping with rocks facing as they used to. Will also result in less die-off due to coralline dying back in the dark.

    Nice Hermits,

    Is the last pic a snail? If yes. it looks like a Turbo, close family to Turbo Coronatus. Although coronatus do not have the white line.

    From where did the shop import these rocks? could help in identifying the creatures better.
     
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    This rock do look upside down.
    The white sponge growth is normally in the underside. And the pink coralline should be in the light. A bigger pic might show if I'm correct or not.
     
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    Crispin, I got the same LR with the same type of Anemonie, identified as Phymanthus buitendijki. Jury is still out whether they are desirable to have or a pest.
     
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    Hey crispin Thanks :)

    The rock came from Sri Lanka, the anenomes came with it.

    I will look which rocks are the wrong way around, just placed them in the beginning according to where the anenomies are sitting so that they at the top but most of them moved around over night.
    The urchin is looking good he did a tour of his big piece of rock about 10 times over yesterday he's quite fast but now he's inside the rock.
    What can I feed him and the anenomies? The crabs are eating dead little crabs or shrimp and cleaning up already.
     
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    That's the piece of LR the tiny anenome is on somewhere on the left of it should I turn that piece upside down?
     
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    They will move again, to where they WANT to be. You can keep on turning the rocks, but they will keep on moving. Just check that you do not put the rock on top of them
     
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